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  1. Disparia


    NESputer A project with an actual chance of success! Usually work slows down, I feel like doing smm'thing, and right in the thick of it work ramps up again. Thread dies. This time however, the finish line is in sight. As you may have seen from the Show Off thread I've been buying these items...
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    ORICO USB 3.0 to SATA - Clear

    Newegg Flash: https://flash.newegg.com/product/9SIA1DS4VX9128 At $7, I just bought two. Never have to write on the enclosure... just look in and see the drive being used. Note the USB-only power.
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    Briget: Clock and Personnel Assistant

    I have an Raspberry Pi 3B+ sitting for another project, but that won't happen until I get my hands on the official Pi PoE hat (coming "soon"). Instead, let's put this unproductive Pi in an old clock, get the time, and then work on a personnel assistant with reduced spying on the user! What I...
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    Stonekeep 66% Off

    It may pale against Elder Scrolls and Ultima but some may get nostalgic by this 1995 RPG, now only $3.39 USD on Steam. https://store.steampowered.com/app/613240/Stonekeep/ Started right up without issue in Windows 10, thanks to Dosbox.
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    Gauging interest in a future prize

    A real Alienware!!!!!!!!!! (case only) Early-gen Alienware case, from back when it was just a handful of people building high-quality custom beasts. Got to meet a few of them at a LAN party back in the day (yeah, they had balls-out gear). It's not the aluminum Chieftec-style case, but...
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    StarCraft Remastered $5 off

    Not a huge discount but is a great price IMO. https://us.shop.battle.net/en-us/product/starcraft-remastered or through the Blizzard launcher.
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    Summer Games Done Quick 2017

    It's that time of year again -- a week of speed running for charity! Check the schedule if there are games that would like to catch live. Though, if you miss any they are clipped and posted on YouTube shortly afterwards. http://gamesdonequick.com/schedule The pre-show starts today at 12:30 PM...
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    15% off H110-STX using Newegg Mobile

    Drops it $12.45. I'm going to pair mine up with a Pentium G4600T (Kaby) when it becomes available.
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    Awesome Games Done Quick 2017

    Starts tomorrow, January 8th and runs through the 15th. If you're not familiar with Games Done Quick, they hold video game speedrunning marathons for charity twice/year. Links to the stream and a game schedule are posted on their site: https://gamesdonequick.com/
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    MS SQL Server Preview on Linux

    http://betanews.com/2016/11/16/microsoft-sql-server-preview-ubuntu-red-hat-enterprise-linux-rhel/ Have it installed in a Ubuntu VM and was able to connect to it via SSMS 16.5 from Windows, though it only has partial functionality. Downloading 17.0 RC1 now to see if it's a better fit.
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    Initial Ultrawide Thoughts

    Replaced my aging Asus 24" 1920x1200 monitor with an LG 25UM58-P 25" 2560x1080 IPS Ultrawide. After about 8 hours of work and 8 hours of play I have to say that I'm quite happy with this purchase. A single monitor can provide both a productive workspace and good gaming experience for only $180...
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    Games Done Quick Summer Charity Drive

    https://gamesdonequick.com/ Since 2011 they've held biannual speed-running events to raise money for charity. Can check out past runs on YouTube. The next event is happening from July 3rd to the 10th and with proceeds going to Doctors without Borders. I don't always have the time for hands-on...
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    Raspberry Pi 3 Released

    Cool stuff, http://makezine.com/2016/02/28/meet-the-new-raspberry-pi-3/ Just last month I put together a console emulator for a friend using a Pi 2. Good little unit capable of running everything below an N64. Those games are just too choppy, but that might change... The new Pi 3 is benching...
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    nVidia Shield Tablet K1

    Got one for my daughter this past Christmas to replace her aging ASUS MeMO Pad 7. For the price, it's quite nice -- and is a later version, so no exploding battery. Beyond specs, the different OS versions attributed to the increase in performance too. I noticed this as I just went to a Samsung...
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    Simple Home Server

    Today I'd like to share my most recent project. It's no where near as flashy as the visual masterpieces that regularly grace this forum, however, it may be informative as the topic of home server comes up often. I've been meaning to put together a new home server for quite some time. This will...
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    N-Puzzle Solvability

    With all the talk about n-puzzle, I wanted to start playing around with a PHP implementation. I've gotten a solver in place, but it only solves it some of the time. Want to get my validator looked at to see if I understood the parity calculation correctly. If it looks sound, then I know the...
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    Flash Drive RAID

    When you have some old flash drives and nothing better to do, RAID them! Going through my desk I found four 1GB flash drives, one I bought several years ago and the other three received at various computer conventions. They haven't seen much use as I have larger/faster drives. Linux...
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    Using Web Platform Installer 2.0

    A mini-review of Microsoft's latest all-in-one web package installer... For a few years now I've been working mostly with Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP (LAMP), but at a previous position we ran IIS6. Configuration wasn't always straight forward and some PHP modules weren't available in Windows...
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    PSU distro block?

    Will probably make a custom splitter for my next project, but out of curiosity I was wondering if someone was already producing splits or 'multi-tap' devices for powering >2 motherboards from a single PSU?
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    LSPCI - Listing PCI Devices

    It covers PCI-X, PCIe right? I assume that it does by information on it's man page. What I'm getting at is that my web host and I worked up a new dedicated server with a specific hardware RAID controller. I finally get access to it, start setting up sites and whatnot... but I notice that...
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    Thoughts on Cpanel

    I'm moving my company to a pair of new dedicated webservers soon and would like to get away from Plesk (license fees, among other annoyances). Now while I could run them both from the command-line, I'm the only one here that can do it, so a panel is more or less a requirement. Is Cpanel...
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    The PantyHoser

    The PantyHoser: A Folding CRUNCHER for TPU. Quick story: I upgraded my brothers box to something a little more current and he gave me back the DFI NF4/Athlon X2 3800+ that was originally mine. While I had a nice empty Antec ATX case sitting in the closet, I decided to use one of my trasher...
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    GeForce Boost - Any Future?

    From everything I've read so far, the answer is no. But I thought I'd post here to see if anyone had information to the contrary. I was planning out an mITX GeForce 9400 build and saw that nVidia offered something similar to Hybrid Crossfire (which also has limited, waining support). The best...
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    HD 4770 Single! Dual!! Tri!!! Quad!!!!

    Looked around, didn't see it posted already... HD 4770's in All Crossfires! http://www.tweakpc.de/hardware/tests/grafikkarten/ati_radeon_hd_4770_x2_x3_x4_dual_tri_quad_crossfire/s01.php I mostly looked at the 1920x1200 4x/16x graphs, and from that viewpoint, triple Crossfire wouldn't be that...
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    Buy Two 8346HE's, get motherboard free

    In case anyone here was actually serious about CRUNCHing/Folding ;) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813151085 Choose the combo at the bottom for two 8346HE's and the price drops to where you get the motherboard for free. Now, it will cost another thousand dollars...